British Parliament

MPs Vote In Favour Of Banning Smoking In Cars With Children Passengers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Parliament has opened the door for legislation that would prevent children from being exposed to second-hand smoke in cars following a vote in the Com...

MP Pay Rise of 11%? That's Cheap!

Matt Lacey | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Lacey

If MPs are against the pay increase, they can stop it; after all, they set up IPSA in the first place. If they're not, and I suspect many of them actually tacitly support getting more money (and on a human level, wouldn't you?), they need to say so. And they need to justify it. Needing to do so could be the best stimulus for reform of how money is influencing politics at the moment.

Asa Bennett

Guess How Many Drugs Police Seized In Parliament?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Police have seized drugs just once in the last year on the Parliamentary estate after someone was caught in possession of cannabis, a Freedom of Infor...

Press Regulation is the Greatest Threat to Purveyors of Poison

Will Black | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

As we await the Privy Council's announcement on press regulation, one might expect tabloid editors and proprietors to keep a low profile and try to keep wraps on their more extremist views.

Kurdish Genocide E-Petition Vs British Parliament

Laween Atroshi | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

It is no secret that Kurdistan has become wealthy, and that they are developing rapidly with a modern outlook on life. However, this does not mean that the Kurds must neglect their past, and not seek justice for the crimes that were committed against them under the Ba'aath party regime.

Is This Really a Crisis of Politics?

Joshua Atkins | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Politics
Joshua Atkins

In a recent Westminster lecture David Miliband warned that, "for many people, politics is broken" - a sentiment rooted in the mistrust of politicians since the expenses scandal, the privileged backgrounds of many of our leaders and the apparent loss of ideology in British politics.

Cameron Seeks EU Support Over Eurozone

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has attempted to rally support among European leaders believed to have deep concerns about last week's summit deal amid reports French P...

Two Arrested At Anti-Capitalist Demonstration Outside Parliament

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Around 200 anti-capitalist protesters entered Parliament Square as they linked with a group supporting activists who had recreated the famous 1936 Jar...

Argentina Showed That Justice Means Standing up to the Financial Markets

Nick Dearden | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK
Nick Dearden

In response to Robert J. Shapiro's response to my article in the Huffington Post. My article 'Vulture Funds - coming to a country near you?' has cert...

Vulture Funds - Coming to a Country Near You?

Nick Dearden | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Politics
Nick Dearden

As the European crisis lurches into default, it's time for people in the developed world to make sure their countries' debt does not become rich pickings for the most unscrupulous of companies.

A British Spring? Phone-Hacking Scandal Threatens Murdoch Media Empire and British Government

Democracy Now! | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK
Democracy Now!

Ian Katz, deputy editor of The Guardian, and Sarah Smith, correspondent for Channel 4 News U.K., discuss the growing phone-hacking scandal that has threatened Rupert Murdoch's media empire.